Doctors and other medical and healthcare professionals are expected to provide a standard of quality care, accurate diagnosis, and appropriate treatment. When mistakes are made, such as misdiagnosis, incorrect treatment or prescriptions, resulting in injuries such as brain damage occurring at birth, Cerebral Palsy, life-long physical or emotional disability, or wrongful death, a patient may be entitled to pursue a medical malpractice claim. The dedicated Chicago attorneys and support staff of The Law Offices of Joseph Younes, P.C. work tirelessly for clients to quickly reach a resolution for medical malpractice claims.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice liability claims can be made against those in the healthcare industry, including but not limited to:
- Pharmaceutical companies
Most medical malpractice cases involve two primary components:
- Determining who is at fault or negligent
- Legally proving that fault or negligence
A medical malpractice case most often contends that a medical professional was negligent in treating a patient. This contention needs to be legally established, and to prove medical negligence, an injured patient must prove:
- A health care professional owed a duty to the patient (most often a doctor/patient relationship);
- A health care professional deviated from the applicable standard of care, which is a breach of the duty owed the patient;
- A causal connection between the health care professional’s deviation from the standard of care and the patient’s injury; and
- An injury to the patient.
The law regarding medical malpractice can be complicated. The dedicated Chicago attorneys and support staff of The Law Offices Of Joseph Younes, P.C. can determine the merits of your claim, and guide you through the necessary stages of filing a claim and recovering damages.
Fees are paid upon successful recovery of a claim.
Please contact us today for a NO CHARGE CASE EVALUATION as a first step in resolving your medical malpractice case.